Brokedown Palace - Watkins Family Hour

from the album Watkins Family Hour (2015)

I recently read about the funeral for a young deadhead where her friends sang Brokedown Palace in her honor.  What a beautiful tribute!

This song off of American Beauty is beyond enchanting.  The space between the notes and the moving lyric approach perfection.  I can't imagine keeping a dry eye in the room as they sang:

Fare thee well
Fare thee well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Closing their debut album, Watkins Family Hour deliver a thoughtful rendition of this song with the grace and care it deserves.  Each instrument plays with restraint.  The vocals are tender and thoughtful.

After losing myself in this song, I learned that the band consists of members of Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple.  Two great tastes that taste great together.

Click Here to watch Watkins Family Hour perform Brokedown Palace on CBS This Morning.

Click Here to listen to the original version of Brokedown Palace by The Grateful Dead.

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